Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Local artists, photographers invited to capture eclipse as part of Adirondack Artists Guild exhibit

Image for Adirondack Artists Guild's Plein Air Eclipse Exhibit.

Plein Air Eclipse Exhibit runs from Monday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 17
Reception set for Monday, April 8 from 6 – 8 p.m.

UPDATE: With warnings of potential traffic jams due to high numbers of visitors, plein air pieces may be delivered to the gallery on April 8 or any following days. Call ahead to be sure the gallery is open: (518) 891-2615.

Local plein air painters, and photographers, are invited to submit paintings and photos to the Adirondack Artists Guild’s Plein Air Eclipse Exhibit. Plein air paintings (done outdoors, on location) may be started prior to the eclipse on April 8, but are expected to be worked on during the event, in order to capture some of the unexpected results. Will there be sunset colors? How dark will it really get?

Photographers are asked to take their photos during, leading up to, or just after the celestial event, also capturing the unique impact the eclipse will have on the Adirondack landscape.

Entries do not have to be framed, but it is suggested that works on paper be matted or in protective clear sleeves. Entries will be displayed on table-top easels. All artists are welcome to celebrate the eclipse at the reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The temporary exhibit will continue through April 17 and will take place during the 26th Annual Juried Exhibition.

There is no cost to participate, but those interested are asked to register with the Gallery, so they will know how many to expect. Call (518) 891-2615 or email

Those submitting work are asked to please bring a beverage or food item for the reception on the evening of April 8.

The Adirondack Artists Guild is located at 52 Main Street in Saranac Lake, NY.

For more information about the Adirondack Artists Guild, please visit:

Photo at top: Adirondack Artists Guild website photo.

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